All posts tagged "featured"

  • Former Ephrata Coach Charlie Fisher (center) talks to his team during a timeout in a game last season. The popular second-year coach recently resigned from Ephrata to take over the Manheim Central program
    Fisher leaves Ephrata to take over at MC

    The decision was admittedly agonizing. But when Charlie Fisher weighed all the pros and cons of becoming the head basketball coach at Manheim Central, or remaining in the same post at Ephrata, there was little doubt which...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Schools open here Monday

    Ready or not, school buses will once again appear on area roads beginning Monday, Aug. 28. Students in both the Ephrata and Cocalico school districts will resume classes with four full days next week followed by vacation...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Nearly 600 people attended the eclipse event at Ephrata Public Library Monday, including (left to right) Ethan Smith, Judy Deppen, Emma Smith, and Chris Brubaker. Photo by Pat Burns
    Hundreds flock to Ephrata library event to watch ‘Once In A Lifetime’ solar eclipse

    “Look…up in the sky!” Nearly 600 people Monday did just that at the Ephrata Public Library, embodying the famed opening scene of the 1950s Superman TV show. True to form, the object in question once again was...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Kim and Adam Gockley last week flew 2,600 miles to Lincoln City, Ore., to witness a total eclipse
    Eclipsing atmosphere

    Ephrata’s Kim and Adam Gockley flew 2,600 miles to witness a total eclipse of the sun While throngs of locals flocked to witness Monday’s partial eclipse at the local library, Kim Gockley and her son Adam decided...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • A local firefighter goes through the decontamination drill held Aug. 15 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. Photo by Dick Wanner
    ‘Well’ prepared…

    The scenario: a nuclear event has happened in New Jersey. Thousands of people in its wake are being evacuated to Pennsylvania. A busload of the New Jersey victims crashes near the Denver exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike....

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • The Penn Legacy soccer team, which features local players Logan Bitner, Aaron Weitzel and Brandon Yang, poses for a photo on the pitch in Real Madrid’s Stadium in Spain during their recent trip.
    Three local soccer players, club team make trip to Spain

    While American Legion baseball players had their sights set on the World Series in Shelby, North Carolina, and Little Leaguers hoped to play in South Williamsport, three local teens made their “Holy Grail” trip to Madrid, Spain....

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • A 2008 flag ceremony at the Girl Scouts' Camp Furnace Hills in northern Lancaster County. The 320-acre camp, which began in 1947, may be sold.
    Furnace Hills Camp future uncertain

      By Marylouise Sholly The Furnace Hills Girl Scout Camp faces an uncertain future after being heavily damaged by the wind storm that blew through northern Lancaster County last February. Located in West Cocalico and Clay townships,...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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  • Cows from local herd cause two crashes in as many day

    A cow on the highway led to a three-vehicle crash early Monday on four-lane Route 222 in West Earl Township, one day after loose cows from the same herd caused a serious collision, police said. The cow...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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  • Curtain closing on summer

    Photos by Les Martzall Photos by Dick Wanner The August Concert by the Creek event each year not only means the conclusion of the cultural arts series held annually in Ephrata’s Tom Grater Park, but also signals...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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  • Mayor addresses drug issue and helps set up task force

    Kick-off planned Sept. 21 By Marylouise Sholly Appalled at the rise in opiate overdose deaths in the area, Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen decided to do something about it. “It’s running rampant and there’s no stereotype; anyone could...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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